2022 has only just begun, but our dear friend Art Van-delay has already popped up multiple times to push games later in the year, or even another year altogether. Game delays are not uncommon, and as the year progresses, the list of games delayed in 2022 will only grow, rivaling games due for release in 2022. To help keep things clear, we’ve compiled a list of all games. delayed until now, removing the ones that have finally been released. These are the games delayed in 2022 so far. Please note that only games with lags on all available systems have been included; for example, games with only the delayed Switch cloud version have been omitted, unless the new versions were planned years after the original release.
Kerbal 2 Space Program
The sequel to the critically acclaimed space flight simulator Kerbal Space Program isn’t coming in 2022. Kerbal Space Program 2 is due in early 2023 for PC, followed by a console release later that year, with Intercept Games emphasizing quality and polish as the main reasons. for the delay.
One of the biggest games of 2022 will now be one of the biggest games of 2023. Bethesda’s Starfield had a date set: November 11, 2022, but this may have been too optimistic. The game will now release sometime in 2023, with no new end date set. Bethesda gave a vaguely “polished” explanation for the delay, as well as the Redfall delay, in an updated social media post in May.
Bethesda’s other planned 2022 game, Redfall, was pushed back to the same time as Starfield and was also given a 2023 release window. The co-op action game is developed by Arkane Austin and appears to differ quite a bit from the studio’s work on Dishonored and Prey. . It will also be the first Arkane game not to be released on a PlayStation system in over a decade.
The day before
Rather a little later than the day before, right? The Day Before, a highly anticipated MMO, was scheduled to release in June, but the development team opted to make a big change. Now, to accommodate a switch to Unreal Engine 5, The Day Before is coming on March 1, 2023. Studio Fntastic promises a “more advanced and tailored open world engine.”
MX vs. ATV Legends
The race is running a little late. MX vs ATV Legends was previously planned to release on May 24. However, the game was pushed back about a month before that to June 28. The delay was done to preserve quality, including removing bugs and keeping the frame rate high.
The Witcher 3 (current generation)
The Witcher 3 was released in 2015 for next-gen systems, and versions for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S are in development. However, CD Projekt Red chose to move development to their internal team instead of continuing to work with Saber Interactive. The decision has resulted in the game moving from its Q2 2022 window to an unannounced future date.
two point campus
College management sim Two Point Campus was supposed to be out on May 17, but it seems Two Point Studios had quality issues with some of their supported platforms. The game will now arrive on August 9, with game director Mark Webley saying the delay will allow the team to “deliver the best possible game that can be enjoyed on all platforms.”
Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Previously planned to release sometime in 2022, the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will now release in spring 2023. Nintendo didn’t get a specific reason for the delay, though with any Zelda game, the reason can generally amount to “making sure it’s perfect”. The sequel will include both airborne and ground-based gameplay and has the same visual style as Breath of the Wild.
children of the forest
The highly anticipated follow-up to The Forest was originally planned to release in May, but Sons of the Forest developer Endnight Games now says that window was “too ambitious.” The survival game is now slated to arrive in October, and given its spooky themes, this new window might be the perfect pick.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Rocksteady’s first full-length game since Batman: Arkham Knight needs a little more time to cook. Previously slated for a 2022 release, the developer announced that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will now arrive in 2023. The game features the likes of Harley Quinn and Deadshot, and is technically a narrative sequel to Arkham Knight.
EA Sports PGA Tour
Talk about a double bogey. After delaying the game once with a planned release window of late 2022, EA has opted to delay the EA Sports PGA Tour for a second time. The next game of golf will now arrive in the spring of 2023 and will have to do without the Tiger Woods name once again. The golf legend has changed teams and now works exclusively with 2K Games.
Starship Troopers – Terran Command
If there’s any game that needs to get its bugs out of the way, it’s Starship Troopers – Terran Command. Based on the cult classic satirical sci-fi movie, which itself was based on a non-satirical sci-fi book, the game was supposed to release in late March. However, it will now arrive on June 16. It currently has “full content”, but the dev team didn’t want to have to fix it after release with more patches.
Advance Wars 1 + 2: Reboot Camp
This one hurt. Less than two months before its release on December 3, 2021, Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp has been pushed back to April. It was then delayed just a month before release in response to “world events”, which almost certainly means the war in Ukraine. Much more than a remaster, this new complete version of the two Advance Wars games from the GBA era sports a new art style and support for up to four players. Given how long it’s been since the last game in the series, we’re guessing that waiting a few more months isn’t the end of the world.
King Arthur: Knight’s Tale
King Arthur: Knight’s Tale, an RPG with a tactical combat system, was supposed to be released at the end of March. However, Neocore Games chose to delay it until April 26 to finish localization efforts and continue testing the game.
STALKER 2: The Heart of Chernobyl
Previously planned for an April 2022 release, the long-awaited STALKER 2 has been pushed back to December 8. According to GSC Game World, the seven months are necessary to “meet [its] vision and achieve the desired state of the game.” Based on their announcement, it sounds like most of this time will be spent on testing and polishing, but the game will be released on Game Pass when it comes out. Development was temporarily halted after the Russian invasion from Ukraine, too, since the GSC Game World studio is based in kyiv.
Frontier’s Warhammer: Age of Sigmar RTS
Can a game be delayed if it doesn’t have a final name? Apparently, as Frontier Development has announced, their previously teased Warhammer: Age of Sigmar likely won’t arrive until later in 2023. That should be just fine for Warhammer fans, as they have quite a few of those games to play on the go. interim.
Just announced in December 2021 at The Game Awards, Iron Galaxy’s Rumbleverse has already been delayed. It will no longer launch in February as previously planned, and the beta test has also been pushed back to an unspecified date. A replacement release date hasn’t been set yet, and the team says it wants to build a big community for the game and needs to “make sure we can get it right.”
Evil Dead: The Game
You’ll have to wait a bit longer than expected to play as Ash Williams and fire off his boomstick, as Evil Dead: The Game has been pushed back from its February date to May 13, 2022. When the game arrives, you’ll be able to play it. on everything from PS5 to Nintendo Switch to PC, and includes characters from across the Evil Dead universe. That also includes the series Ash vs. Evil Dead.
The oft-delayed strategy game The Settlers has been delayed again, this time indefinitely. Previously planned to release on March 17, the game was pushed back to an unspecified future date after the game’s closed beta received criticism. Ubisoft Dusseldorf is using the time to “improve the game and boost quality as [its] top priority for all players.
Square Enix and Luminous Productions originally planned to release Forspoken in May, but the decision was made to add more glitter and make improvements a few months before then. Now, the game is coming on October 11 for PS5 and PC, offering a unique take on fantasy and magic in an action-adventure game.